December 3, 1944
Dearest Darling Sweetheart:
Well, another Lord’s day has rolled into eternity and it is one less that we will have to be apart and how thankful I am for that. I will be so happy when we can be together on every day, this business of being separated is not too good, there are times when my heart actually aches. I never knew it would hurt so to love a person like I love you, Dear. I am ever thanking the Lord for that hurt, because it really makes me aware of how much I really do love you.
Today was communion Sunday, our attendance was better than last Sunday, but not good by any means of the imagination. Down here I find the men who are really interested at all are the men who are interested before they came into the Army. I spoke on, “We Believe or Do We?” I used as my text Psalm 119:33-48. My theme was based on the fact that daily living is the test of belief in Christ.
After dinner I did some reading, by the way, I had dinner at the Infantry this noon. Later in the afternoon, I went to the Air Base to see about the emergency furlough for the soldier I mentioned in yesterday’s letter. When I came back to my quarters, I had enough time to write a letter, so I took advantage of it and wrote a letter to Charlie Mosher.
After supper Raymond and I went to the Air Base Chapel for Vespers. We had 11 in attendance. And we did have a good time. Orville Wilson, Edith’s brother was in services this morning and this evening also. We had a good talk with each other.
I came back to my quarters around 8 o’clock and wrote a letter to Paul and Gen and one to the Scheus. My, I wish you could have seen the sunset tonight. It was one of the most glorious and various colored sunsets it has ever been my privilege to witness. I know you would have loved it, Darling. I could not help but think of you when I saw it.
Today I took the opportunity to show your picture to many of the men in services, that is, the old faithful ones. I have mentioned you on many occasions and what a blessed privilege is mine in being your husband. Sweetheart, I wish there were some wonderful way to let you know fully how much I love you. Your picture is so very very good and I look at it often, but what I am anxiously waiting for is the privilege to love and hold the original in my hungry arms again. You are such a blessed good wife, thank you Dear.
It isn’t as late as usual but I am very tired for some reason or other so I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity and go to bed. God bless you my beloved in all things. Give my love to the folks.
I will forever be just yours in the
Love of Christ,
P.S. Enclosed are three more pictures and negatives.